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Recruit Express Reviews

Updated 13 March 2019
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Pros
  • "It was a fast paced working environment" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Challenging and energetic working environment" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "No such thing as work-life balance, as quoted from the management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Quite cut throat if you don't meet the sales target, must be open and willing to communicate with colleagues very actively" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "HR Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recruit Express part-time

    Pros

    Quite a structured way to complete assigned tasks

    Cons

    Strong competition to achieve KPIs


  2. "Part-time job through recruitexpress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Recruit Express part-time

    Pros

    Easy to get find employers through this agency

    Cons

    Some of the staff are not very pleasant

  3. "Cut Throat Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Woodlands, North (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Woodlands, North (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Recruit Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High incentive for top performers.

    Cons

    1) Given leave, but your boss will tell you "nobody take leave in the first year with us" on your first week.
    2) Likewise, given basic medical coverage, but under scrunity when you fall sick. Expect you to turn up even when you are coughing your lungs out (telemarketing or speaking to client or candidate is a mandatory daily activity)
    3) Pay cut when you dont hit your minimum target.
    4) Pay cut again, when your client delay your payment. Basically zero effort paid.
    5) Pathetic low basic, but expect you to come at 830am sharp, and people only leave after 8pm. (anyone who leaves on the dot will be scruntised again)
    6) Daily debrief = Daily scolding, super micro manage


  4. "My experience at recruit express was disappointing,"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Former Employee - Virtual Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Recruit Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NONE, Nothing, Zero, 0 times 0 ...........

    Cons

    -They on some Sketchy stuff when you need to get paid! So Beware!
    -Time Wasters: I’ve wasted four months of my life and they never paid me! Never doing that again.
    -The bank has contacted me several times telling me that there was fraud activity but my dumb self thought it’s wasn’t recruit express fault...... NEWS FLASH, IT WAS!
    also if you’re applying for the “virtual Assistant position” please don’t waste your time. You’re Welcome!

    Advice to Management

    My advice is don’t waist PEOPLE’S TIME !


  5. "Part Time Employee (Before entering university)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Recruit Express part-time

    Pros

    They accept alevel students with no working experience and give you some insight to the HR industry.
    Learn how to cope with stress

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced, expect you to work like a full timer and learn quickly
    Work can be quite demanding, expect you to close contracts every week and send out resumes everyday with daily goals
    Poor pay and demand too much from a to be undergraduate

    Advice to Management

    Guide the part time interns more even though its a highlt cut throat industry before expecting them to swim alone

    Recruit Express Response

    21 Jan 2019 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
    If you would like to share more about your experiences with us, please contact us by emailing feedback@recruitexpress.com.sg so that we can... More


  6. "HR recruitment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly, interactive, young workforce, central area

    Cons

    Stressful, sales target, only value result

    Recruit Express Response

    7 Jan 2019 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
    If you would like to share more about your experiences with us, please contact us by emailing feedback@recruitexpress.com.sg so that we can... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not a Place to Stay Long"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Recruit Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good colleagues
    - a place to learn 360 of recruitment

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate
    - What is said by the HR during briefing is not the same in what is applied in the company
    - NO System to key in candidate details
    -NO System to save client list (might encounter with repeating calling the same client)
    - All procedures are manual and take a longer time to complete
    - 2 to 1 sharing computer practice- not efficient at work
    - MINIMAL training provided but expecting you to know how to do everything- need to catch up very fast unless you will be lectured
    - very MINIMUM benefit for new comers. Benefits only entitle for it after confirmation
    - Probation minimum 6 months can go up to 1 year and get 20% paycut if can’t hit the sales
    - OT is a must
    - poor management system
    - need to work in Saturday with no air-con provided

    Advice to Management

    - listening to staff is important
    - improve your system and database

    Recruit Express Response

    7 Jan 2019 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
    If you would like to share more about your experiences with us, please contact us by emailing feedback@recruitexpress.com.sg so that we can... More

  8. "Full Time Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Recruit Express full-time

    Pros

    Good Remuneration and environment to work in

    Cons

    Must be willing to put in the hours in the initial period

    Advice to Management

    Nil

    Recruit Express Response

    18 Nov 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for the review.
    We are committed to create a conducive and collaborative environment for all our employees and we are glad to hear some of your experiences.
    We wish you the best in your... More


  9. "Close-knitted teams and happening organisation!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Recruit Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Even between different teams, consultants work closely together to close cases .
    - Open communication where consultants share orders and candidates via emails or even just shout out across to your colleagues! All the hustle and bustle makes the office environment cheerful and fun to work in.
    - Meritocratic reward system in which one can earn much much more than a fix monthly basic salary job due to its attractive profit-sharing scheme.
    - Quarterly celebrations of achievements and happening events organised by own staff!
    - Listed company under HRNetGroup - opportunities if you want to move around, even to the many overseas operations we have.
    - For people who are keen to rise up, you have the opportunity to be a Team Leader/Manager if you hire and grow your own team.
    - Stable job even in economic downtime because temp/contract placements are the way to go in bad times.

    Cons

    - Need to commit long hours to build up your candidate and client base, at least for the first year. But once you start earning your incentives, you don't really have to work OT and you will also start to enjoy the incentives.
    - Need to stay positive when faced with common setbacks e.g candidate who resign, or accept other offers. Have to work faster to get a replacement.

    Recruit Express Response

    18 Nov 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for the review.
    We are committed to create a conducive and collaborative environment for all our employees and we are glad to hear some of your experiences.
    We wish you the best in your... More


  10. "Great mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good learning place
    Great mentor

    Cons

    Micro Management, high target, you must be able to handle fast paced environment if not this is not the job for you

    Recruit Express Response

    18 Nov 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for the review.
    We are committed to create a conducive and collaborative environment for all our employees and we are glad to hear some of your experiences.
    We wish you the best in your... More